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Nomsa Mapongwana Primary School gets Scholar Patrol

24 August 2009
The MEC for Community Safety in the Western Cape, Adv. Lennit. Max; the CEO of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) and international delegates will be handing-over the scholar patrol equipment to Nomsa Mapongwana Primary School in Khayelitsha.

This will be an excellent photo opportunity for the members of the press.

The hand-over forms part of the major activities of the International Road Traffic Safety Management Conference (24 - 28 August) in Cape Town.

The details of the hand-over ceremony are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Time: 09H00 - 10H00
Venue: Nomsa Mapongwana Primary School, 65 Winnie Mandela Street, Khayelitsha

NB. The VIP's will depart from the Convention Centre at 08H00, should the members of the media want to accompany them.

Scholar patrol interventions assist learners to cross hazardous roads to-and-fro their schools. Teams take turns in controlling crossings before and after school. This empowers learners to take responsibility for their own safety.

Nomsa Mapongwana Primary School learners have been at risk because of the busy roads in the vicinity of the school.
"This intervention will make a vast difference to the safety of the learners," says Nompumelelo Pywakadi, Principal.
Learners will be trained and supervised by the Road Safety team of the Department of Community Safety (Western Cape) as well as Traffic Departments.

For further information please contact:
Tshino Mavhusha
Cell: 073 5769 474

Julian Jansen
Media Liaison Officer for Minister of Community Safety
11th Floor, Waldorf Building Cape Town
Office: 021 483 3873
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